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History & Resources

A History of Wisconsin Immigrants

Grant Funding Available

Wisconsin Humanities administers the only grant program in the state devoted to the public humanities.  Throughout the state, we help bring communities together by supporting projects in schools, libraries, museums, churches, historical societies, colleges and civic groups.

A list of recently funded projects will give you a sense of the kinds of programs the WH supports. In general, projects use humanities expertise to support community engagement and discussion. Programs may not advocate for particular political positions, but may speak directly to current concerns, such as immigration.

WH staff are available to discuss ideas and offer guidance. Learn more about the WH grant program at www.wisconsinhumanities.org/grants.

Fast Facts

  • Five percent of Wisconsin residents are immigrants. (American Immigration Council
  • Today’s immigrants (300,000 people out of Wisconsin’s population of 5.89 million) come from over 100 countries. (Migration Policy Institute) 
  • Immigrant families in Wisconsin have $7.3 billion in spending power and paid $963 million in state and local taxes. (American Immigration Council)
  • Immigrant workers make up 6.1% of the Wisconsin labor force and filled nearly a quarter of the positions in Wisconsin’s services to buildings and dwellings and over 10% of jobs in dairy product manufacturing.  (American Immigration Council)

Books about Immigration

Global Migration to Wisconsin